Monday, September 28, 2015

snip snip.

all that has needed to be said has been said. yay for short hair! aaannnndd figuring out how to do short hair.... because i don't have a clue.



Saturday, September 26, 2015

Hailey and Steven.

this past monday my cute friend hailey got married. her and her now HUSBAND are adorable together, and being apart of their day made me so happy. it feels weird and exciting all at the same time to be old enough to have friends that're getting married. 

i met hailey when we worked together at forever young, all the girls that worked in that little american fork store became so close. it was so great to be reunited with them all!

congrats hailey and stephen!

Friday, September 25, 2015

Little miss.

on sunday afternoon i was feeling pretty down and overall sad, SO i decided to take a nap  (i tend to be really good at distracting from emotions). after some much needed rest and then waking up to this little girl in my face, my day did a 180.

it's amazing how someone so tiny, young, and innocent can have the biggest impact and influence on you. she has no freaking clue just how loved and adored she is. 

ALSO, earlier this week she told her mom "we should get a crazy ass dog" (did i i say innocent a second ago...? i take that back) nothing like a 2 (almost 3) old with a potty mouth. she's going to give her parents a run for their money!

Thursday, September 24, 2015


yesterday marked 20 years since Gordon B. Hinckley read The Family: A Proclamation to the World.
this is more important then ever before, and i'm sure as the future continues this document will become more and more necessary to rely on. yesterday as i was reading in Alma 31 i came across verse 17, which says "But thou art the same yesterday, today, and forever........ we may not be led away after the foolish traditions of our brethren which doth bind them down" what a perfect day for me to read this verse. the gospel has never, and will never change. the Lord has set standards that he will not lower to meet with the rest of the world. i know everyone is faced with trial and temptation and i know that trial and temptation are increasing as the days go on; but i also know that the Lord doesn't want us to use our temptations as an excuse to live outside of his standards. there is nothing we can't overcome. marriage between man and woman is ordained of God, it is an essential part of his plan for us.
while the rest of the world may not agree, we don't need to follow them. following the world results in us being bound down by satan. rely on Christ. allow whatever small amount of faith or hope you have inside you to grow into a deep rooted testimony, you will need it as this world progresses further and further into their "own ways."

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

homecoming game - half time performance.

this past week was homecoming for good ole' PGHS, i swear that yesterday i was my sr. homecoming. from competing in the homecoming pageant, to dancing at half time, and then attending my the homecoming dance, it was such a great week. time flies and it makes me sentimental. but back to the point, it's tradition that each year for the homecoming game the past years vikette senior's come surprise the current drill team (vikettes) with treats and get them all pumped up and motivated for their halftime performance. 

it was so great - friday afternoon - to once again be reunited with my fellow 2015 vikettes. as the cupcakes were in the oven baking we turned on all our old drill music and we danced in nicole's kitchen. DANG IT i miss dancing and performing! 

the cupcakes turned out darling. i used this recipe found on pinterest. we baked them in blue cupcake liners and topped them with blue sprinkles (PG pride) 

after all our little "drill babies" had changed and were warming up/practicing in the gym we came in and surprised them. just watching them practice was giving me chills, their hip hop routine is SICK. 
i'm not going to lie, as i gave them the "motivational" i MAY of started tearing up.... ;)

i love these girls, and i loved sitting down on the field getting the best 'front row seat' to watch them dance. they kill it every time! i can't wait until competition season ;)

also, i couldn't just not mention that the vikettes very own SAMI JO CARSON was crowned homecoming queen!! 

i absolutely love this girl. i'm not sure i've ever met someone sweeter or more deserving. couldn't be happier for her.
on friday i realized just how much i miss dancing for my high school (and dancing in general) growing up is weird man.... i'll just continue to live out my 'vikette dreams' by watching these girls.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

saturday night breather.

 once me and my mom were both off work on saturday night, we decided to treat ourselves to a night at city creek

we ate some dinner at pizza studio (first time there, but i'm already hooked)

we ordered a pizza with rosemary herb crust (AH-MAZING) and olive oil instead of tomato sauce. we topped it with mozzarella cheese, chicken, roasted zuchinni, bell peppers, and caramelized onions.

after dinner, we rewarded our selves for our many hours of work with some shopping.
it was such a simple yet lovely evening. everyday i find myself more and more grateful for my mom. she has devoted so much time and energy to me (especially this last year) i imagine this last year has been like taking care of a toddler all over again. despite the countless hours of patience, she's given me unconditional love through it all.

Monday, September 14, 2015

doterra convention.

this week DoTERRA held their annual convention, which resulted in lots of 13 hour work days for me and my mama. convention was held up in salt lake city at the salt palace, and the energy solutions arena. ever since i knew i would be working convention i've been joking about being scheduled to work as a security guard, and guess who ended up being scheduled as a security guard?! that's right.... ME. i couldn't stop laughing about it! unfortunately, nothing too crazy happened. i have to admit that i kind of wish i had to put someone in a head lock, or that someone punched me in the face. i'm all about good stories ;)
one of my favorite parts of convention was getting to work at the gala, it was beautiful! i loved seeing all of our wellness advocates dressed in sequin gowns. it was like one giant doterra prom.

at convention me and the rest of the doterra staff had the honor of wearing these lovely green doterra vests. lets be honest (as much of a fashion statement that they make) we were pretty excited to be done wearing them.
it was a very tiring - but fun - weekend. now i'm just ready for a couple of naps.

Sunday, September 6, 2015


i may have a slight addiction to bleaching my hair..... (but then leaving my roots dark)

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i'll justify it by reminding myself that my problems could be worse ;)

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Reese's peanut butter EVERYTHING.

the reese peanut butter cup cake has been a favorite in my family for quite a while now (same the cake i made for jackson's birthday)

about a month ago, me and my mom decided to take this awesome cake recipe, and make it into a cup cake recipe (complete with mini reese cups inside)

i realized we have the perfect cake recipe, perfect cup cake recipe, and now all we need is the perfect reeses peanut butter cup cookie recipe. thanks to pinterest i came across this gem.

this is what i call a reese peanut butter cup success.